Moving to Tulsa When the Weather Is Really Bad

Moving in bad weatherBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Prep and determination should be the hypnotic chants for anyone arranging a move, however if you happen to be moving to Tulsa in between late autumn and spring, you've got to be equipped for a "weather event" with a second's notice. Only a few parts of the US really are free from extreme weather, from snow storms over much of the land, to heavy rainfall in the warmer South. Therefore, what do you do when you find yourself going on the road precisely when the weather guy is saying do not think about it?

There's very little that you can do about a blizzard but utilizing a backup plan can help you survive just about any storm. Employ a checklist (there are various decent moving apps for this type of thing) in case you need to reroute and reschedule and include these subjects in your list.

Alert Your Realtor

On the off odds your realtor has not observed a weather report, inform them that there's a weather event coming, and you might have to postpone vacating the house. Real estate deals seldom take place in a vacuum and if you're impinged on, so might be your buyers, their buyers, and so on. Don't worry, it is going to all work out.

Ask Your Professional Moving Company Regarding Their Inclement Weather Policy

If you know you will end up moving while there is a chance of nasty weather, ask your moving company in Tulsa about how they address it. Keeping their teams safe is vital, and they'll employ a method for dangerous weather. This might mean packing as much as they can and coming back when things remove to finish or perhaps delaying to load at all. If circumstances get terrible on the highway they will pull over until the roadways are safe to travel. In short, getting there safely is the top priority. Except in cases where the weather event is brutal, the majority of interstates are cleared promptly.

Plan Your Own Storm Safety

The method that you deal with your family members in the storm is dependent on a number of factors--how far away will you be moving, do you expect to lose power (a lot of new communities have underground lines), will you be safe being at your old house and camping out, have you got motel reservations on the way?

Camping out is not enjoyable in a vacant house which has a cleaned-out refrigerator and the threat of a loss of power, so staying in a hotel or with close friends might be a better option. Should you be planning on a few inches of snow and then clearing and melting that may be simple to handle; if you've got an ice storm and downed trees and utility lines, and continued sub-freezing temps, you should go ahead and move your family to other lodgings. Ice may produce more serious delays in comparison with rain or snow, therefore be ready for a few days of waiting if ice is the problem.

If you are in route and awful weather is predicted, go ahead and get hotel reservations. Even if you think you can get through, or you aren't positive the amount the effect might be, remember that hotel rooms are limited, and you wouldn't like to become trapped in a sketchy spot with the family. Most non-pet lodges make exceptions in rough weather and they are welcome within your room.

Load up a cooler or two with snacks, beverages, and sandwiches--when the power's out, restaurants may not be open. Likewise, have blankets, numerous chargers, and flares in the vehicle if you have car issues or get in an accident--help may come, and may be delayed.

Keeping the New Home Clean

Fact--all the blankets and bathroom towels on the earth are not going to keep your flooring tidy when you are moving in wet, arctic weather conditions. You can prevent some dirt and scuffs by laying heavy cardboard on the most heavily trafficked places, however unless the professional movers in Tulsa remove their shoes or boots each time they come in your home, it is an uphill battle. Plan a carpet cleaning as soon as you can, and vacuum and mop hardwoods as soon as things are all inside.

If you are detained a couple of days by weather, remember there's little that you can do to hurry things along. Relaxing may well be a struggle, but you'll be in your new residence for years and the Great Blizzard of 2019 (or 2020) will end up as part of the family lore before you know it.

 

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